Q&A Scene: The Embers

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We are mucho excited to embark on a national tour to promote our debut long player Bright which was recorded and produced with Nicky Bomba (Bomba, John Butler Trio, Melbourne Ska Orchestra) and released nationally earlier this year. We started with a show in our hometown of Launceston and over the next few months we take in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
I think our sound definitely fits the Chinese Yum Cha or Dim Sum food form as we are serving up hot juicy multi genera influenced songs that can be enjoyed and shared with friends. We will be looking forward to hitting up Yum Cha establishments nationally on this tour.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
This is a tough question but I think the song that really resonates with me the most is Cry. I wrote the lyric for it a few years back after watching a news cross where a whale had made it all the way up the Thames in London and people were doing everything in their power to save the whale, unfortunately the whale died despite best efforts. The very next news cross was a story on the Japanese whaling fleet hunting and killing whales in the southern ocean and the Sea Shepherd efforts to thwart them.

The whole dichotomy really stirred me to express my frustration.

Any on the road anecdotes?
We haven’t done really extensive road touring but on a few occasions the next day after a gig with a few hangovers in toe a few people passed wind in the van which caused our awesome keyboard player Miles to vomit, so now there is definitely a no farting policy in the touring van.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Inspiration is drawn from everyday life and particularly the experience of creating, playing and sharing music together which really is an amazing way for us all to connect.

What’s next for you?
After the tour we have to start thinking about creating a professional music video and then get back to writing and creating towards a new collection of songs.

About The Embers

The Tasmanian indie five-piece The Embers are taking their debut album on the road. Bright is an eclectic musical journey through the roots spectrum. The impressive 12track release seamlessly melds elements of reggae, blues, rock and funk to create a long-player that is jam-packed with catchy songwriting, deft instrumentation and an almost tangible live sensibility.

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The album is a brilliant beacon of fresh new music and a heady sound that will no doubt cement The Embers as a band to watch. Their tour is taking them to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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